By Richard Slater

    Many things provided a diversion:

    Zoom meetings – a virtual wine tasting where a small group talked about wines based on a weekly theme; another group tried to provide some basic music theory, strumming variations and “playalong” adding some new songs into our repertoire – and importantly providing the motivation to practice

    SBS on demand; a free streaming service with the French thriller series Spiral a riveting recommendation

    The (free) internet Archive; many out-of print books I have been seeking for years (Squire Haggard’s Journal, Sherlock Homes) plus streaming Buster Keaton, and much more

    Local libraries- exploring their e-resources with one physical drop-off

    Plus exploring the local walking trails- a new activity for the family!


    Richard Slater
    Richard Slater
    Richard lives in Altona Meadows with his partner and daughter. Pre-COVID, he thrashed the local Men's Shed, various libraries, and U3A. He is learning guitar (acoustic and electric) and blues harmonica,  merrily cluttering home with books, CDs and classic DVDs. is his outlet for selected reviews and wine-related humour.

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